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From the monthly archives: September, 2003

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Face critics with wise discernment

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

September 29, 2003

Nobody goes through life without facing criticism, opposition, misunderstanding, suspicion, and, at some point, having to experience hatred.

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Acknowledge your own complexity

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

September 22, 2003

Holiness and wholeness are, ultimately, the same thing. To be holy is to be whole. That shouldn't surprise us; grace builds on nature. What's problematic is achieving wholeness. Why?

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Abuse scandal is a dark night of the soul

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

September 15, 2003

For the Church in the Western world, particularly in the United States, the recent sexual abuse scandal is probably the biggest crisis we've yet faced, though it's not so much a crisis of faith as one of credibility.

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Envy poisons the promise of eternal life

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

September 8, 2003

Why do we struggle with the things we struggle with? What explains us to ourselves? The Bible begins with a series of stories that try to give reasons for the human condition. We're pretty familiar with one of these, Adam and Eve eating the apple, but less familiar with the story that follows it immediately.

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The freedom of being Surprised by Joy

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

September 1, 2003

C.S. Lewis tells the story of his conversion in a little autobiographical piece entitled, Surprised by Joy. His journey has some things to teach us.

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